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Experts challenge California’s ARB on allowance over-supply, carbon offsets at legislative hearing

Published 03:01 on May 25, 2018  /  Last updated at 03:01 on May 25, 2018  /  Americas, Canada, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

California regulator ARB’s planning on how to set post-2020 emissions caps and new offset requirement in the state’s carbon market could have negative implications for future GHG reductions, several experts said at a hearing on Thursday.

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NA Markets: WCI prices rise after over-subscribed auction

Published 23:46 on May 24, 2018  /  Last updated at 23:46 on May 24, 2018  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

California carbon prices edged higher following Wednesday’s announcement that the second quarterly WCI auction had sold out.

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Investors increase RGGI auction participation in 2017 as compliance entities look elsewhere

Published 22:45 on May 24, 2018  /  Last updated at 22:49 on May 24, 2018  /  Americas, US  /  No Comments

More speculators partook in RGGI’s quarterly auctions in 2017 while compliance-oriented entities increasingly turned to the secondary market for their allowance needs, according to the programme’s annual report published Thursday.

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New Jersey governor endorses energy package, including contentious nuclear bill

Published 16:15 on May 24, 2018  /  Last updated at 03:11 on May 25, 2018  /  Americas, US  /  No Comments

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy (D) signed a raft of energy legislation into law on Wednesday, including a controversial Zero Emissions Certificate (ZEC) programme for the nuclear power sector.

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Ben & Jerry’s customers scoop up REDD credits in retail offsetting initiative

Published 15:41 on May 24, 2018  /  Last updated at 15:41 on May 24, 2018  /  Americas, EMEA, International, REDD, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Ice cream maker Ben & Jerry’s is piloting an initiative where customers automatically offset the footprint of their retail purchases through buying Peruvian forestry offsets via blockchain technology.

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CBL Markets, UNFCCC in deal to trade CERs on exchange operator’s platform

Published 08:00 on May 24, 2018  /  Last updated at 10:58 on May 24, 2018  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Energy and environmental commodity exchange operator CBL Markets has agreed a partnership with the UN’s climate change secretariat to list spot CERs on its trading platform, it announced on Thursday.

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Voluntary carbon market unwise to continue outside blurred lines of Paris Agreement, experts warn

Published 22:47 on May 23, 2018  /  Last updated at 22:47 on May 23, 2018  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Voluntary carbon market developers risk being crowded out of existence by increasingly expansive climate policies worldwide unless they quickly work out a way to earn revenues within the scope of the Paris Agreement, experts said at an event on Wednesday.

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California’s ARB doles out 176k new offsets to three projects

Published 21:25 on May 23, 2018  /  Last updated at 21:25 on May 23, 2018  /  Americas, Canada, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

California’s Air Resources Board (ARB) handed out some 176,400 carbon offsets to three initiatives this week, with a new ODS project taking home the bulk of the credits.

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WCI auction sells out again, with results bucking analyst predictions

Published 20:23 on May 23, 2018  /  Last updated at 23:11 on May 23, 2018  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

The second quarterly WCI auction of 2018 cleared above the floor price and buyers again purchased all current units available, countering worries that political uncertainty in Ontario would lead to an under-subscribed result.

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US forest carbon offset markets could be bolstered through reverse auctions, say experts

Published 16:48 on May 23, 2018  /  Last updated at 16:49 on May 23, 2018  /  Americas, International, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The slower-than-planned uptake of forest-based carbon offsetting in the US could be buoyed by a reverse auction system that provides cost certainty and flexibility for landowners, according to experts.

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